Thursday, October 21, 2010

Another Day in Salem

The Blog Tech is ready to do his job.


One of my favorite houses.


There is wonderful iron work all over this town.


One of the many re-enactors you pass on the streets.



The Lizzie Borden museum.


It sells these photos that change from scary.....


to normal.


I think she did it!




Daniel Low produced the original Salem witch spoons back in the 1800's. Now his building sports a huge blow up JOL. Daniel is probably spinning in his grave.


All of the food stores offer pumpkin flavored everything! Pumpkin coffee, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cakes and bread. Duncan doughnuts has pumpkin doughnuts.


This is really cute. Click for a better look.


There are displays of cabbages and mums and pumpkins and gourds all over town.






The Blog Tech made his sister do this.


And this. She found the house that we are renting. Though it is wonderful, the first 24 hours were fraught with problems. He said she deserved to be in the stocks for finding it.


The carnival is in town.


This place is supposedly haunted. They are situated below the town cemetery. Years ago there was a bad storm and the basement walls in this place collapsed and bodies from the 1700's flowed into the foundation. It has been one of the most haunted places in Salem ever since.



If you are into Michael Jackson this is a chance of a lifetime.




And speaking of scary things. I know Teddy has a lot of fans out there. And I know you think she is cute and cuddly. This pup was interested in befriending her.




But not for long. Teddy showed her true nature once again. I told the dogs owner that Teddy wasn't friendly yet he let his dog approach her. When this happened he told his dog.......see, I told you!




Salem is not just for kids.


These ladies are just visitors but this is just about the only place you can let your witch flag fly and get away with it.

I can't believe our trip is winding down. The BT got a big show and has to leave with his sister tomorrow. The fun leaves with them so we are going to follow the fun and leave a day early too. We are heading back on Saturday so the BT will be doing another guest post for me on that day. So, I will be announcing the giveaway for this weeks basket tomorrow morning....Friday. I also will be posting the first Salem giveaway for the next week on Friday too. It is a doozy so make sure to stop by to enter.

**Also, tomorrow I will be showcasing my favorite witch store in Salem!

***There is one day left to enter this weeks giveaway by clicking on the Teddy's Treats button on my sidebar.

18 comments:

Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

"These ladies are just visitors but this is just about the only place you can let your witch flag fly and get away with it."

Sad, isn't it?

Dumb dog owner, who didn't listen to what you told him.

Tomorrow... Favorite witch store in Salem!

Gentle hugs...

Sugar said...

I love this!! I am soooooo jealous :( Maybe I can talk my hubby into taking a "witch" trip :) wonder how long it would take to drive from Utah to Salem... lol

Mother's Moon's Message said...

Cant wait to see the favorite store in salem. I am sure it is going to be a good one. as always lovely photos.... sort of sad that it is winding down...

Rosemary said...

Thanks for the tour , so much fun . Got a smile out of the Whacks Museum and the legs sticking out of the window box. Looking forward to more of your visit.

Cottage Tails said...

Hi
I am really enjoying your photos of your trip!
Love Leanne New zealand.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

loving all of it too...

when julie and i went to Halloween and Vine we dressed as witches too...i love my cape and hat and boots so much. i think i will dress up this year..we are walking into downtown for supper...so we can see all the jack o' lanterns on the porches...

i LOVE that haunted restaurant...

wouldn't you just love to live in one of those giant pumpkins. with a little candle in the window...

thecottagebythecranelakeolof1 said...

I think I would like living in Salem :-) But I do have to say that Pumpkin Coffee sounds gross :-) :-) :-)

I have to read about Lizzie Borden! I have a vague memory reading about that, but I really can´t remember it all!
Have a safe trip home!
Christer.

the wild magnolia said...

Thrilled to my finger tips with all the goodie pictures from today! Loved the witchy legs in the flower box! Love the dressed witches!

Howe much fun have I had on your Salem visit; tons and tons!

Teddy is adorable and sweet; Chow-Chows are very possessive of their owner and their space. People won't listen. They see Teddy Autumn Fluffs and think ahhhhhhhh....she's so sweet and fluffy. Don't messes with The Teddy!

xoxo to Teddy All Hallow's Eve Queen.

Be safe...

Pricilla said...

People don't listen to me when I tell them Abby is cantankerous either. So they get butt.

Then they look at me like - why'd you let her do that.

Uhm...she's a goat. With horns. And I warned you?

D.Suplicki said...

Everything in Salem is always so pretty as it is, but it only gets better this time of the year.

Loved the visiting women, with the proudly worn witch hats!

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

You look like you are having a wonderful time! Wish I was there!

Teresa said...

I can certainly understand why that building is so haunted--all that disturbed eternal slumber!

Mel Mel said...

Can't wait to see what your favorite store is! Really enjoying the pictures. Looks like you're having lovely weather! :-)

Divaeva said...

what a wonderful trip - and sooo familiar! I wasn't go to head that way - I hate the crowds - but since we have a ritual in Salem NH on Saturday - we will be winding down in Salem Mass on Sunday...
ah well...I do like people watching! BB my friend and safe trvels!

Birgit said...

Love, love, love, love, love the photos! Can't wait for the photos of your favorite witch store!!!

Thanks for sharing all this!

-- Birgit

LisaDay said...

So many places I still need to visit.

Thanks for an overview.

LisaDay

Mina said...

These pics are great! Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could all dress in our favorite witch apparel and feel free to stroll the streets?

sodahoney said...

On my blog yo asked about my dog (bear). He is part Chow and part golden retriver. He is much larger then your dog he is about 55 lbs.
I have told this story alot on line.
I found him Christmas Eve Day 2002. He was emaciated and paralyzed. I couldn't get any help for him for 3 days. He did not seem to be in pain. He ate and drank so I knew there was hope. I slept on the floor with him for those 3 days. I had to get a friend to help me first get him home then take him to the vet.
He had a spinal cord injury. The cord swelled and impedied on the surrounding nerves. The Doc gave him steriods. In a week he could stand with help. In 2 weeks could walk on non slippery surfaces. Almost 7 years later, he can run in a straight line cornering and he falls over. His stance is almost normal.
I could tell you lots more about him but I would need a book.

AND HE IS MY BEST FRIEND I CAN NOT PICTURE MY LIFE WITHOUT HIM